"Gertrude Bell's books on Persia"
Gertrude Bell
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Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868-1926) was an English writer and archeologist. She also worked as a government administrator in the Middle East and as a political advisor to the British government on matters relating to that area - a role which was highly unusual for a woman of her time.

Her writings include Persian Pictures (1928),which was originally published anonymously under the title Safer Nameh (1894); Palace and Mosque at Ukhaidar (1914); and The Arab of Mesopotamia (1917).